Q. “How can I help stay involved or help at all in my own defense with my lawyer in my own criminal case?” A. “There are ways, and let me tell you just a few right now,” explains Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer John M. Castellano:

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“You can get yourself drug tested a couple of times a week, as just one way to help in your own defense, assuming it’s a drug case, for example,” said Florida criminal defense attorney John Castellano. “Your lawyer can ‘humanize’ you with the prosecutor and the assigned judge — providing them with these consistent clean urines AND a host of character reference letters, as another example, perhaps with some recent certificates of achievement by the accused in his or her vocational life, or medical records revealing an affliction of sorts, anything at all to invoke some empathy if not sympathy from the prosecution and the court.”

“The clean urines will at least show that you’re in a very good place in your life NOW as the case progresses — forgetting for a moment about the past or the arrest itself … and the medical records, assuming you have any sort of medical condition, will demonstrate a real need that ought to be considered on some level. The certificates of achievement and the character reference letters … and family photos too, will reveal your humanity and the ‘real’ person that you are … the REAL you, behind the case number and your status as a ‘defendant,’ and ALL of this can actually help,” continues Florida DUI lawyer John Castellano.

“This helps your attorney in almost every case, whether he is a federal criminal defense attorney like me, or if he does a lot of State Court work as I do too.” — federal criminal defense lawyer John Castellano

Call me at the office @ 954 766 8810 and I will help you or your family or friends anytime. I am,
Always there for you,

John Castellano


About the Author:

John M. Castellano is a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney who has helped thousands of clients throughout Florida. While building a reputation as a premiere Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney, Mr. Castellano has worked tirelessly to develop strategies to best protect the rights of those arrested for DUI in Broward, Dade and West Palm. However, Mr. Castellano is not just a drunk driving lawyer. He has been a successful domestic violence attorney, drug trafficking attorney, as well as all other Felony and Misdemeanor cases.

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